College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Wichita State
3-0
SOS Leader
Western Carolina
1-3
SOR Leader
Temple
3-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
Wichita State
3-0
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Wichita StateWICHAmerican3-0127837--
2KansasKUBig 123-0215614--
3VillanovaVILLBig East3-0331759--
4PurduePURBig Ten4-0419610--
5CincinnatiCINAmerican4-0531547--
6VirginiaUVAACC4-0621115--
7Notre DameNDACC4-0726322--
8North CarolinaUNCACC3-0812812--
9ArizonaARIZPac-123-0932265--
10West VirginiaWVUBig 123-110230132--
11FloridaFLASEC3-01132163--
12XavierXAVBig East4-0121887--
13TCUTCUBig 124-01329734--
14DukeDUKEACC5-0141715--
15Michigan StateMSUBig Ten2-115144140--
16BaylorBAYBig 124-01624318--
17MiamiMIAACC3-01732367--
18Saint Mary'sSMCWCC4-01829836--
19Virginia TechVTACC3-119285143--
20ProvidencePROVBig East3-120222108--
21Texas TechTTUBig 124-0211649--
22MinnesotaMINNBig Ten4-0221413--
23GonzagaGONZWCC3-02330953--
24Seton HallHALLBig East4-02428428--
25MarylandMDBig Ten5-02526921--

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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